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The Arrow of Time in Physics

Wallace, David (2012) The Arrow of Time in Physics. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    I provide a self-contained introduction to the problem of the arrow of time in physics, concentrating on the irreversibility of dynamical processes as described in statistical mechanics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: (This is an invited contribution, to appear in the Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time.)
    Keywords: Time, Statistical Mechanics, Irreversibility
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: David Wallace
    Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 19:38
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 19:38
    Item ID: 9192
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9192

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